Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged
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A complete and unabridged recording of Simon Armitage's hugely successful translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, read by the author.
About the Author
Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire in 1963. In 1992 he was winner of one of the first Forward Prizes, and a year later was the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. He works as a freelance writer, broadcaster and playwright, and has written extensively for radio and television. Previous titles include Kid, Book of Matches, The Dead Sea Poems, CloudCuckooLand, Killing Time, The Universal Home Doctor, Homer's Odyssey and Tyrannosaurus Rex versus The Corduroy Kid.
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Top Customer Reviews
If, like me, reading this type of literature isn't your thing, this telling will is accessible and enjoyable. This is a great introduction to some of the traditional story telling of the middle ages. The story of Gawain stands the test of these many years and modern audiences may be intrigued by some of the homo-eroticism, sexuality and violence of parts of the story. A must for anyone interested in English literature, Arthurian legend, or just plain exciting story-telling.
it will probably have a short shelf-life but it may well help introduce this magnificent poem to young readers. Certainly the translation
deserves a much more energetic reading: Simon Callow would bring the jolly Green Giant to life magnificently. Simon Armitage sounds
more like a manically depressed robot: hopeless at voicing different actors in the story and relentlessly unhappy.
This is a joyful tale with sombre moments, not a lament. Don't listen to it for more than ten minutes at a stretch; you may decide to hang yourself.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For my Mum she now has an ipod and wanted audio books for it. As I a aware she thought it was a good listen.Published on 26 July 2010 by endertainmentxx